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UK Chancellor: Full-fibre network by 2033

UK Chancellor: Full-fibre network by 2033

Philip Hammond, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, has targeted seeing full-fibre to the premises connections being available to 15 million premises by 2025 and committed to delivering a nationwide…

Spotify to pay royalty settlement

Spotify to pay royalty settlement

Spotify, the popular music streaming app, will pay out $112 million (€96m) in a settlement agreement, following two lawsuits that claimed songwriters hadn’t been paid enough in exchange for their…

Data: Nearly 5m illegal Champions League streams

As the football world gears up for the showdown between Liverpool and Real Madrid in this weekend’s UEFA Champions League Final, data from digital platform security specialist Irdeto reveals that…

BPI calls for illegal site blocking

The BPI, the UK record labels association, has welcomed the announcement from the Government that it will bring forward legislation in the autumn to improve safety and reduce harm online.…

Hancock: ‘No Comcast Sky public interest concerns’

Hancock: ‘No Comcast Sky public interest concerns’

Matthew Hancock, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has indicated that Comcast’s $31 billion (€25.4bn) bid for Sky does not raise the same concerns as…

Social media policing in “next couple of years”

The launch of a campaign to clamp down on social media firms has got off to a rocky start, as the culture secretary, Matt Hancock, admitted it was likely to…

Analysis: UK broadband 51% slower than advertised

British households are paying for broadband services that are, on average, 51 per cent slower than advertised, according to analysis from consumer body Which?. Results generated from 235,000 uses of…

US Senate overturns Restoring Internet Freedom Order

US Senate overturns Restoring Internet Freedom Order

The US Senate has voted to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Restoring Internet Freedom Order which replaced previous net neutrality legislation, passing a bill that has little chance of…

Mediaset, Atresmedia face €5bn compensation claims

Mediaset, Atresmedia face €5bn compensation claims

Spain’s two largest TV groups, Mediaset and Atresmedia, could face €5 billion compensation demands if the CNMC (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia) probe into their allegedly-illegal ad…

Vimeo joins Alliance for Open Media

Vimeo joins Alliance for Open Media

Vimeo, the ad-free open video platform, has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) as a Promoter member. AOMedia is a non-profit organisation formed by specialists in video with the…

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